Emirates Cement Factory to supply Barakah nuclear power plant, UAE

Emirates Cement Factory to supply Barakah nuclear power plant, UAE
Published: 04 July 2013


Emirates Cement Factory (ECF) has been certified by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Hyundai Samsung Joint Venture (HSJV) to supply Q Class cement to the Barakah nuclear power plant Units 1 and 2, owned by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, located in Abu Dhabi's western region.

ECF, a fully owned subsidiary of Arkan Building Materials, upgraded its quality assurance, quality control and production procedures to meet the standard of ASME NQA-1-2008 and to qualify them as suppliers of a Q Class standard.ECF is the first fully integrated cement plant in the GCC to be certified as a Q Class cement provider to the Barakah plant.

To become certified, ECF had to meet a strict set of technological and quality standards outlined in ASME's Nuclear Quality Assurance Standards, which includes safety, testing and production guidelines. As part of this programme ECF's workforce was also trained to ensure that they are qualified to manufacture products that are in line with international nuclear quality standards.

"Gaining this certification represents an important strategic milestone for Emirates Cement Factory and for Arkan Building Materials, and further demonstrates the high quality standards to which we adhere," said Eng. Abdulaziz Asad General Manager – Cement Division, Arkan Building Materials.